ABOUT `ENCORE,' THE BOOK
Baby boomers are inventing a new phase of work. It’s one of the most significant trends of the new century, and the biggest change in the American work force since the women’s movement.
In Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life, Marc Freedman tells the stories of these encore career pioneers, who are working not only for continued income, but for the promise of more meaning and the chance to do work that matters.
As their numbers begin to swell, these individuals hold the potential
to transform work in America – and create a society
that works better for everyone.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
The year is 2030.
The youngest baby boomers are midway through their sixties and starting to claim their Social Security benefits. And none too soon, since the coffers are nearly empty. As many boomers say with only a touch of irony, at least we got ours.
The fittest boomers still boast that eighty is the new sixty, but the rest of the country has gotten tired of footing the bill for their lengthy retirement. After a seemingly endless run, America is ready for the baby boom generation to finally get off the stage.
`ENCORE' BOOK REVIEWS
Encore was named one of 2007’s five best “guides to help people prepare for and enjoy life in their 50s and beyond.”
“The five ‘mini’ autobiographies of people who have embraced [encore] careers are alone worth the price of admission.”
Q AND A WITH MARC FREEDMAN
A conversation with Marc Freedman, author of Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life
Many experts predict that tens of millions of baby boomer retirements over the next two decades will take this country to the edge of economic and social collapse. Do you see that happening?